Resilient Housing

Resilient Housing

In the face of nature’s powerful forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes is a must whether for earthquakes, heavy storms, flooding or fires.

Flexible stem walls and other details can give a structure a fighting chance when “the big one” hits. Videos, articles and documents will show you where to focus your energy.

From tie-down clips to shutters and shatter-resistant garage doors, we’ll look at practices and tools that make a home much more resistant to heavy storms.

The use of proper details, products and careful siting can greatly reduce the damages caused by flooding.

Where wildfires are concerned, taking proper precautions is crucial both for your family and your home.

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3 Steps to Safer, Resilient Housing
WILDFIRE THREATENS HUNDREDS of homes each year and causes millions of dollars in damage to property. With some forethought, communities and homes can be sited, designed, and built to mitigate losses caused by fire. The topic of resilient...
Apr 20, 2016 7:30 AM ET
Storm Ready Home is Also a Solar-Powered Emergency Energy Source
The Solar Decathlon, a biennial event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a good place to look for inspiration and innovation. The inaugural Solar Decathlon was 2002 on the National Mall; the latest and seventh competition was held in Irvine, Calif. this past October. This was Stevens Institute of Technology’s third Solar Decathlon competition. This year, the...
Mar 16, 2016 9:00 AM ET
A Deep Energy Retrofit Brings ReNEWW House HERS Score to Near Zero
IN JULY 2013, Whirlpool Corporation partnered with Purdue University on a retrofit of a late 1920s bungalow in West Lafayette, Indiana. The goal: to create more livable spaces while lowering operational costs and environmental impacts. Called the ReNEWW House, for Retrofitted Net-zero Energy, Water and Waste, the structure will be renovated in three...
Feb 12, 2016 7:00 AM ET
New Report Suggests Six Code Changes for Disaster Resilience
According to the paper, titled "Disaster Resilience Rising Means the Time is Right," a half dozen code enhancements could address potential disaster in ways the current code doesn't. The commentary cites the pattern of disaster-impacted communities pledging to “Build Back Better”, but missing out on pre-disaster opportunities to embrace the most fundamental element of disaster...
Aug 19, 2015 7:30 AM ET
Webinar from the National Fire Protection Association Will Educate on Wildfire Mitigation for Buildings and Communities
SEATTLE, July 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Green Builder Media will host a webinar presented by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on “Building Safer in Natural Areas – Firewise and Wildland Fire,” on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Michele...
Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM ET